Just ordered our new BA - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Australian Falcons Discuss the australian born and bred models here. Includes the 80's 90's and present day Falcons offered by Ford Oz.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-10-03, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10
Just ordered our new BA


we finally ordered our new BA today - a V8 Fairmont Ghia. The only option we added was a sunroof, so we'll see how that goes....Jeez, it was tough deciding between the XR turbo and the V8 Ghia though

Can anyone tell me if you can still track the build of a car via a number (SIDO or similar I think it was) via the web ?

We should find out tomorrow/thursday what the estimated delivery date will be.


slime124 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-10-03, 11:52 PM
The SparkleHunter™
FM's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Gettin' ready for MiniChucky!
Age: 41
Posts: 10,144
Congrats on your purchase mate.

You can track the build on www.newfalcon.com.au in the "Contact Us" area.

Chucky's saying of the month- Finish your beer! There are sober kiddies in Ethiopia.."
Another BSR BigCall™
FordForums Polo Shirts & Caps are now on sale.. Get both for $50.00 + postage. Click here for details!
FM is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-03, 12:06 AM
Wanting 5 Gears, Damnit!
ChuBBz's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,660
v8 ghia!! Good choice!!
what colour?


ChuBBz is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-03, 01:42 AM
Registered User
Rastus's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
Age: 44
Posts: 1,395
Congrats Slime, I was very close to getting one myself being a driver of numerous Fairmont Ghias.
The Ghia's now are such a good buy, with the suspension, wheels, looks and all gadgets over the Fairmont. Sunroof and most definitely the V8 will make it a very appealing ride.

1971 XY Fairmont - 351 Cleveland. I've gone full circle!
Rastus is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-03, 03:59 AM
Rodderz's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Over yonder
Age: 38
Posts: 2,924
You won't be disappointed mate! Although they are a bit heavy, they are VERY smooth to drive, have shyteloads of torque and the car has heaps of features to make it a hornfighter!
A good blend of luxury vs power.

BAXR8 Ute 5M- 13.51@106.03
zorst, SS Cai,240rwkw
Rodderz is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-03, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10

Thanks guys - I can't wait to get my hands on it !!

FM, do I need the SIDO to track the build from that area of newfalcon ?

Chubbz, we've gone for a colour I wouldn't normally choose as we'll only have the car for 2 years and then give it back (salary sacrifice car). We have gone for congo green - we were thinking mercury silver but we had a congo Ghia on an overnight test drive and I liked it !

Rastus, thanks - I was interested in buying your car but as you'd sold it we had no choice but to get a new one ! I really like the blend of luxury and performance Ford have gone for with the Ghia - plenty of comfort, lots of toys but nicely tied down suspension, no floatiness and a luverly V8.
What made you go for the XR8 instead of a Ghia this time ? We would have gone the XR8 but need an auto and can't wait any longer...

Rodderz, we drove both the 6 and the 8 - you certainly notice the extra weight of the 8 but you REALLY notice the extra go. No choice really...

Counting the days now....
slime124 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-03, 03:38 PM
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Aussie Pete's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Posts: 7,777
For the recod, the SIDO tracking site doesn't work for me. Maybe it's down temporarily?

BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes

'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006.

'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
Aussie Pete is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > Australian Falcons

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BA Falcon Interior Reveal RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 5 09-16-03 06:12 PM
GoAuto tests BA ute FPRXR-6 Ford Ute Forum 2 07-31-03 04:03 PM
Ordered my BA! jaytyn Australian Falcons 12 11-06-02 01:53 AM
BA Falcon Engine Reveal RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 09-04-02 07:27 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome